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Trust Board meeting to be streamed live

5 October 2020 This week’s meeting of the Board of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) will be streamed live on Microsoft Teams. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic the meeting, which will take place on Thursday (8 October) from 1pm, will be held virtually. Papers for the meeting can be found here. However, as part of SaTH’s [...]

Trust Board meeting to be streamed live2020-10-05T13:33:17+01:00

First SaTH patient receives plasma treatment in coronavirus trial

25 September 2020 The first patient in Shropshire’s acute hospitals, who has tested positive for coronavirus, has been treated with plasma as part of a nationwide trial aimed at identifying effective treatments for the disease. The treatment involves the administration of ‘convalescent plasma’ which is taken from the blood of people who have had COVID-19 (coronavirus) and which may contain [...]

First SaTH patient receives plasma treatment in coronavirus trial2020-10-16T12:27:02+01:00

Flu jab invitations ‘on their way’

23 September 2020 The following information is from colleagues at Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) Flu vaccination invitations are on their way by post, text message or phone call, say health bosses at Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). GP practices across the county are now rolling out their vaccination programmes and Shropshire [...]

Flu jab invitations ‘on their way’2020-10-16T12:22:32+01:00

Launch of ‘Continuity of Carer’ midwifery teams

22 September 2020 Designated teams of Midwives will care for women at all stages throughout their pregnancy, birth and beyond in a scheme being piloted at Shropshire’s acute hospitals. Continuity of Carer is a key recommendation of NHS England's Better Births report and aims to make maternity care more personalised, informed and safe. The new way of working means that [...]

Launch of ‘Continuity of Carer’ midwifery teams2020-09-22T12:09:12+01:00

Cancer appointments must not be missed, says senior health leader

21 September 2020 The following information is from colleagues at Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) Do not miss your cancer appointments is the message from a senior health leader at Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). During the first Committees in Common Board Meeting of the county’s two CCGs, Dr Julie Davies, Head [...]

Cancer appointments must not be missed, says senior health leader2020-09-21T15:22:24+01:00

Families urged to talk about organ donation

7 September 2020 During Organ Donation Week, September 7 to 13, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) are urging people to talk to their families about organ donation to increase the number of people whose lives can be saved or transformed by an organ transplant. Fiona Deakin, Specialist Nurse for Organ [...]

Families urged to talk about organ donation2020-09-07T11:56:24+01:00

Daredevil Debbie’s charity skydive

7 September 2020 Debbie Snooke during her previous skydive A Nurse at the Trust that runs Shropshire’s acute hospitals has signed up for her second skydive, after enjoying the first one so much! Debbie Snooke will be raising money for SaTH Charity’s end of life care Swan Fund when she takes part in the tandem skydive on 26 [...]

Daredevil Debbie’s charity skydive2020-09-07T09:23:39+01:00

Cancer scheme shortlisted for national award

4 September 2020 An innovative scheme at Shropshire’s acute hospitals, which is designed to transform the lives of people living with cancer, has been shortlisted for a national award. Jessica Greenwood The Living With and Beyond Cancer Programme, which was developed by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, has been [...]

Cancer scheme shortlisted for national award2020-09-04T09:10:23+01:00

SaTH sees significant reduction in use of plastics

3 September 2020 The use of single-use plastic at Shropshire’s two acute hospitals has nearly halved in the last 12 months. Catering Operations Manager Ian Stuart with biodegradable straws The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford - run by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) - have seen a 47% decrease [...]

SaTH sees significant reduction in use of plastics2020-09-03T10:17:35+01:00

Blood taking service restored

Please note: a more recent update on the Phlebotomy service can be found here. 28 August 2020 The blood taking (phlebotomy) service, which was relocated to community buildings in response to COVID-19, will be returning to Shropshire’s two acute hospitals from Tuesday, 1 September 2020 as an appointment only service.  The service provided by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS [...]

Blood taking service restored2020-10-16T12:27:06+01:00